The Old Rectory

Restaurant and Sculpture Gardens


The Old Rectory Restaurant, Colesbourne

Tucked away in the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Cirencester is The Old Rectory in Colesbourne, a special spot that effortlessly combines top-notch dining with the beauty of art. Mindful to keep the character and charm of the grand Victorian building, new owners Michelle and Jason Aplin recently refurbished the licenced restaurant with their acquired antiques inside and Michelle's sculptures outside. Come and see the carefully created handmade pieces set against the serene Cotswold landscape, offering a blend of reflection and inspiration.

The Restaurant

Led by Cotswolds Chef of the Year 2019 winner Dan Richards, whose expertise and enthusiasm radiates in his delicious classic cuisine, using locally sourced fresh ingredients. 'The Rectory Tiered Luncheon' takes the conventional Afternoon Tea to the next level, or the Summer Set Menu with In-House Smoked produce has something for everyone. The Old Rectory Sunday Roast is one of the best in the area. Eat in the Library with its cosy ambience and antique d├ęcor, ideal for couples or groups of 4. Alternatively, the Parlour is a favourite for family dining or larger groups. Both have open fireplaces to keep off the chill. Group bookings welcome and Buffet Banquets are available for groups. Please advise any specific dietary requirements.

Relax in the Garden

The walled cottage garden is the perfect place to relax and savour a locally brewed beer or chilled glass of wine. We will ensure all your beverage requirements are accommodated. Try our exclusive range of cocktails, including a Raucous Rectory Rum, the refreshing Proverbial Poms Pimm's, or a Wicked Whisky. Alcohol free drinks are available. Our range of tea and coffee is sourced from local company Fire & Flow, whose passion to deliver superior flavour is admirable.